Jørgen la Cour

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Born 2 October 1767 on the beach. Died 3 September 1809. Son of Pierre la Cour and Christiane Frederikke Nohr. In 1778 he came to Viborg Latin Schools 2nd lesson "and had nothing learned before", that would say no Latin, since he undoubtedly received Monsrs teaching. Stiosus Curtz, who was a teacher at the beach at the death of his father. After completing the intermediate classes, he reached 1785 in the masterpiece and, as he entered it, was confirmed on April 3, 1785 in Viborg Cathedral. In 1782, in the Distribution Protocol, he had the term "great hope", both of the following years "pretty good hope". In 1782 he had no allowance, but at the annual distribution he received 4 barrels of rye and 5 barrels of barley. In the following 5 years (1783-87) he received between 16 and 30 rigsdaler annually. Probably, he must have lived the loving-kindness of loving people, and may also have to serve by teaching children and playing the organ in Søndersogns Kirke.

In 1787 he became a student, and to his private presidency, he chose Professor Børge Riisbrigh (1731-1809), who always felt so paternal of the young students to which he was compared. For a long time, however, he was not in Copenhagen. His poverty forced him to interrupt his studies and seek a living. Possibly it may have been the parish priest in Odder, Anders Kragballe, married to his half-sister who helped him descend in Odder, as this had become vacant by the death of Abraham Friis in 1789. He was called there in May 1789 by Sophie Amalie Rantzau, widow of Colonel Malthe Sehested. It was a good office, and he also taught outside the school, among other things. In song and music, and also regularly helped his brother-in-law, the priest, to preach. With his few requirements for life, he could then go a little bit, so after a couple of years, he was able to pay a broker who asked for his office while he went to Copenhagen to finish his exam. However, of course, he had to live with thrift. He had to teach, and among his pupils in piano games, mention was made of the later so-called Malte Konrad Bruun (1775-1826) who, in 1790, had become a student and now lived in the capital. However, Jørgen la Cour had already won a warm and devoted friend in managing Peter Rosenmeyer at Åkjær, who also had a seal farm in Falling. Jørgen la Cour writes in 1796, "At the time I was in Copenhagen, I did not have to demand money from anyone else. As soon as Rosenmeyer knew I needed, he sent me money, and without proof."

In Copenhagen he lived, like before, with his colleague from Viborg Hans Peter Barfoed, who had been a student 2 years after La Cour and now studied theology at the university, so that they became a student counter. From these years a letter originates, which can be reproduced here as a small memory of the friendship of the two young people who lived throughout their lives. It reads as follows:"Elskte ven! Sildig opfylder jeg mit givne løfte om at skrive; men det kommer dog. Rigtig nok lille Barfoed havde jeg ventet brev fra dig; men da vi nu begge har forsømt det, vil vi desto lettere tilgive hverandre. - Jeg har sat eksamen op til april. Du forundrer dig vel derover; men det er nu bestemt. - Til Hjortes har jeg ikke været siden du rejste, kan derfor ikke sige hvorledes de lever. - Da jeg håber at dette brev kommer til dig nytårsdag eller dagen efter, skal du dog se min poesi, som er uden skønhed, men dog oprigtig højt slår din barm, når du en ven omfavner glad ved hans side svinder sorger hen: Gid du da aldrig, bedste Barfoed! savner en tro i sorg og glæde prøvet ven! Måtte skæbnen os dog nær foreene. Når stille landligt liv buer vores lod. Vi da vil føle glæder som er rene og prise Ham, som er alviis og god! Og i hverandres arme skal vi glade erindre vor venskabs faste bånd. Vi henrykt skue da hverandres mage! Til dette valg led os, o fader hånd!

Copenhagen, December 29, 1792

From your devoted J. la Cour. "

In May 1793, Jørgen took the 2nd degree diploma, while gaining the 1st grade for the prophet, and returned to his grave in Odder, which he never slept ever since. Though he sought several priests in the four following years, he did not get any of these. For a number of years (1798-1807) he was a tenant of Randlev Præstegård, and in 1798 he bought a small farm in Odder, the present Christianslund, which he died first on June 15, 1804. Furthermore, he owned in 1800 (and still Earlier) a house of six subjects with garden space that must have encountered near to his own farm.

But in 1809, at midsummer time, Jørgen la Cour once held an auction after a poor man. It was very hot, there were a lot of people co-spelled in the narrow room, and he was greatly heated. Then he drank a glass of cold water and felt immediately unassailable. There was a stomach inflammation, and on Sunday, September 3, 1809, he died, almost 42 years old.

In Odder School, his life act went down for 20 years. "His knowledge, his formation, his musical skills, his lovely singing voice, his uncommon companionship talents and all his winning personality made him welcome and welcome to all the finest manors in all of the region, in all its priests and in every possible way Other families. There was hardly any company who did not know when "the dude of Odder" was involved, and despite all the "Aristo crater" in the area, he was very well known for his democratic associations that brought him joy By believing that "Equality among all stakes is spreading more and more" and put him in a great relationship with all his common parishioners. His eight-year-old friend, the clergyman KL Ferslev in Jelling, called him 8 years after his death "The most beloved of Adams sons".

In addition, he was a great farmer, well, actually, a born farmer. He ran his office well and had little income from it. He was the first far and wide who cultivated potatoes after a larger scale, and he was also one of the first, perhaps the very first, who used covered rice and stalk to divert the harmful water. It sounds a little strange today when he wrote in 1797: "At this time, Im busy with the operation of my crop. When you come here, youll see potatoes planted in thousands." But at that time it was something unusual. Now, as he seems to have been a good economist in the most beautiful sense of this word, he was relatively well in it.

The life in Odder dwellings has a priests son from the nearby Saksild Priestyard, Hans Christian Ingerslev (born 1798), priest in Boeslunde, depicted with the following words: "How enjoyable it was not to come down to the la Cour in Odder where there was a life And a cheerfulness of the whole family who could endure everyone and knowingly was completely free from the trivial and narrow-hearted, which at the time was quite common in the rural community, was a great misery for the young people. He was an excellent, Loving man, and Saksilds boys saw him always happily. He could talk so it lived up to both the old and the young, could smile so warmly and sing so cool that it was a bright one. His loving wife was a lovely woman with So mildly a face that it could capture those boys. And it came to pass that we were polite and polite when she was present. "

Married 2 March 1798 in Ribe with Christine Charlotte Guldberg. (After her birth, her father informed her in-laws about it with the addition that she should be called after her grandmother: Christine Charlotte. In the church book, however, Christine is only but when she came to her grandparents after her mothers death, they called her Lotte alone Under this name, she continued to go.) Born 10 June 1777 in Skagen. Died 28 February 1826. Daughter of Tolger Holger Guldberg and Petrea Mar-Grethe Schwane Bang. Arrived in 1778, after his mothers death, to Fuglede to his grandparents, the priest Jørgen Andreas Bang and Christine Charlotte Friboe, with whom she moved to Korsør in 1782. Arrived in 1789, after his grandmothers death, to his grandfathers brother, county governor Jacob Bang in Odense, "whose strange wife [Johanne Walther] has promised me [her grandfather] to refer her to all good." Arrived in 1791, after his grandfathers death, to his only aunt, married to passwriter Lauritz Leth in Copenhagen. During her stay in the capital, which lasted over 2 years, she spent a great deal of time with her mothers uncle, the renowned, pious doctor, Professor Frederik Ludvig Bang, whose son-in-law, Ole Hieronymus Mynster and Jacob Peter Mynster regularly met. But far closer she stood three of her mothers cousins: the later named Henrik Steffens, the swearingly sensitive Baltasar Bang (in his time known as poet), but especially Hans Friboe Garde, who died as a priest Horslunde and Nordlunde in 1819, and Who she calls several years later: "one of my girlfriends uncles, I almost said the girlfriend".

During her stay in Copenhagen it happened to her because of her uncommon beauty, as Frederik Barfod announces in the following lines: "It was customary at the time that people at the balparas were crowded up at the gallery to Look at the city and listen to the music, but it was not customary to dress up for this walk, which one would almost see and not see. Lotte Guldberg also went there with Leths family, but she had not been there long before Kristian VII caught sight of her and sent an adjudicator with the command that she should immediately come down and dance a menu with him. No excuses were helped. In her daily suit, a waistcoat, she had to go down to the hall and enter a menu with Both the princess and the hero princess danced with. The others did not remember. But hardly the dance was over before she hurried home, and at Kristiansborg Castle she never put her foot. "

In 1793 she returned to Ribe, but in the summer of 1795 we find her at one of her fathers youth friends, Jens Hartmann, the priest in Randlev, with whom Jørgen la Cour now and then came, and on November 2, 1795 they became engaged. After the concepts of the time she, as mentioned before, was uncommonly beautiful: she had a tall figure, noble features, lovely sky-blue eyes and a vaulted, thoughtful forehead. In addition, a sensitive soul and a living imagination. She was an excellent lovable woman, both as a daughter, as a sister, as a wife and mother, very well as a loving and faithful mother in law; A clever and attentive housekeeper, a support for the weak and the suffering. She lived after her husbands death to live on her farm in Odder until, on March 25, 1817 in Viby, she married her dear husbands above-mentioned friend, the pastor, Hans Peter Barfoed, with whom she moved to Fakse in 1823.

But she should not grow old in Fax. In February 1826 she became ill, and the physician named Steenberg on Vallø declared it for stomach inflammation. It was hardly rumored in the city before the parishman, Johannes Larsen, called all the townspeople together and unanimously agreed that as long as she was ill, they should alternately send a car after a doctor and a riding bid for drugs. On the 21st of February, the silent, heavy-handed curly man, Thaning, had picked up the doctor, and by the way he sent his wagon again the 3 miles. I [Frederik Barfod] heard him say to the kiss: "There has been a fortune to Hårlev, so you change horses. When you come back to Hårlev from Vallø, there must be a new fork, and you will drive everything the horses can stretch They crash, when they pay. " And Thaning was far more poor than a rich man. "But she was unable to save, and on Tuesday 28 February 1826 she slept quietly.

At her funeral March 8, 1826 in Faxa, Pastor M.F.G. Bøgh in Herfølge-Seder and reminded her of the following words: "You thank him who had doubled the happiness of his life in you and found in you what he wanted you to thank a noble and worthy man because you as a loving and faithful spouse walked by His side, caring for his days with care, assistance and advice. Thank you to the many who called you mother, thank you all for mother-in-law and mother-in-law. You praise everyone who knew you for the smoothly artless seats in which you showed yourself Well-formed man, for your business in your household call, for your sincere and sensible behavior, for the Christian example. Yes, thank you all for all the Christian, all the constructive that was with you both in life and death. Mild conduct accompanied you through life hereafter, you recognized it in Christian faith, acknowledged it with a loving heart. In particular, you recognized the gift of God to be blessed with relatives and friends who appreciated you and appreciated what you were. Yes in God Take care of it Are you shut up and humbly thank you for the mercy of what you were entrusted you went from here, and in Christs hope, in the hope of Gods grace in life after this, you changed the age of eternity. "

Her second husband shook 9 years after her death, following her reminder: "Highness and thanksgiving accompanied her to the grave. Many blessings will meet her forever." (5 children - No. 50-54)

Hans Peter Barfoed, who became the deputy father of Jørgen la Cour and Lotte Guldbergs 5 sons, and lovingly stood them in the fathers place, was born February 15, 1770 in Tistrups pastoral farm at Ebeltoft, as mentioned, went to Viborg School, student 1789 . Cand.theol. 1792. Kateket at the Nikolai church in Copenhagen that year. Parish priest to Branderup in Tørninglen 1796, to Lyngby and Albøge in 1808. Established the school teachers seminar in 1813. Parish priest to Fax 1822 and proved 1828. Died 14 November 1841.

H. P. Barfoed